Ivan Powell, Sr., One Of John P. Kee’s Singers, Has Died; Funeral Arrangements Announced


Singer/songwriter/producer/musician Ivan Powell, Sr. passed away January 18th at the age of 50. Remembrances flooded social media as the news circulated this afternoon.

A chance meeting with John P. Kee at the Stellar Awards in the early 90s resulted in Powell accepting the position of music director with the New Life Community Choir a few years later. He is the featured singer with Kee on “Stand.” Powell is also noted for his work with Karen Clark Sheard, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Ron Winans, nephew Doobie Powell, and many more.

Our prayers of comfort are with the Powell family, friends, colleagues, and protégés.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Powell Family informs you of the loss of our dearly beloved Ivan Powell, Sr. We celebrate the life and legacy of this musical giant that we know was loved and admired by many. The Family of Ivan Powell, Sr. asks for privacy at this time. The Family will not receive visitors at the current time and solicits your prayers in lieu of phone calls and texts. Information about celebration services is forthcoming. Take your rest, IP!

Funeral arrangements for Ivan W. Powell Sr.

A photo posted by Alcc Cogic (@alcogicnc) on Jan 20, 2017 at 9:03pm PST


SOURCE: Gospel Music Fever – Libra Boyd